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The Alternative Advent Calendar

  • Posted on December 1, 2018 at 10:48 pm

Merry Midwinter’s count down to Christmas with a difference!

Today is the 2nd December and the first Sunday of Advent. Advent covers the time of preparation before

Alt. Advent Calendar No 2

The second door to open!

Midwinter/Christmas and is marked on the last four Sundays before Christmas Day by the lighting of a candle; one candle on the first Sunday, two candles on the second Sunday and so on. This helps to portray the fact that we are growing closer to the time when the Light/Sun/Son will again be reborn.

These days, many people hang Christmas wreaths made from evergreens and decorated with lights, baubles and ribbons on their front doors. But there is also the Advent wreath, again made from evergreenery, but laid flat down on the surface of a table or sideboard and then decorated with four upright candles pushed in amongst the greenery. Sometimes, for ease of moving it all Continue reading The Alternative Advent Calendar…

No Hurry…

  • Posted on November 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm
No Hurry...

No Hurry…

At this time of year the main focus increasingly becomes how much we have to do for Christmas, how much we haven’t yet achieved, and how little time there is left in which to do it. Perhaps it might be better to turn the whole thing around; look at how much time you still have and prioritize what you really like/enjoy about your Midwinter/Christmas preparations. It would be easy for me to sit here and panic, saying to myself, “Oh my godfathers, I only have five weeks to Christmas Day!!!!” But I choose to say to myself, “Wow! I still have a whole five weeks? Wonderful!”

There are those among us who Continue reading No Hurry……

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